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inaudible] >> from the japanese media because, obviously, we're concerned about what's happening in japan. >> thank you, mr. president. i'm with a japanese newspaper. i have two questions with the tragedy in japan. i would like to ask you about your personal feelings. you went to japan last year and waves have washed away cars and houses and the japanese people are devastated. i want to ask for your personal thoughts and feelings on that. and, secondly, you touched on the possible assistance from the united states to japan. and the japanese government reports that japan asked for help from united states forces in japan. are you waiting to provide that assistance? >> the answer to the second question is, yes. i told the prime minister that we'd provide whatever assistance. i think the biggest help will be the cleanup. when you have a tsunami as well as an earthquake, you have huge disruptions, both in infrastructure, boats, houses, cars, that are washed into main thoroughfares and that requires heavy equipment and so any assistance that we can provide, we'll be providing. i'm heartbroken b
, on japan, where it's 2:00 a.m. and the fight to head off a nuclear meltdown could go either way at this hour. welcome to "america live," everyone. i'm megyn kelly. we've been getting reports all day of growing worries about radiation levels around that damaged nuclear plant. take a look at the images just in to "america live." hundreds of men, women, children, even animals, lining up one by one, waiting to be tested for possible exposure to radiation. the doctors using special equipment to scan individuals head to toe. there are reports that u.s. military personnel aiding in relief efforts are also being exposed to radiation. meantime, a dramatic situation is playing out at the damaged nuke site. we're told that at least 50 workers being described as many as heroic are risking their own lives by staying behind to monitor the situation and try to keep cooling levels in effect. u.s. nuclear officials and international atomic energy agency warning that the safety shield surrounding the nuclear fuel may have been breached. that has more than 140,000 nearby residents locked down insi
and strong allies in japan, as they've come to terms and wrestled with this challenging situation. most of you know that our equipment that we sent over to support them has arrived on a c-17. we sent a team of 33 additional people which were in addition to the six people we already had out there in japan. they had over 17,000 pounds of equipment with them. they've unpacked that. they've taken the two pods that do the aerial measurement of ground depositions and mounted them, one on a fixed-wing aircraft and one on a helicopter and we flew those aircraft on their first missions. we've been collecting information as they've come back. we're in the process of sharing that information with our japanese hosts and while that's still being looked at, preliminary indications are that they're consistent with the recommendations that came down from the nuclear regulatory commission. so indications are, it looks like the 50-mile evacuation was prudent. other countries around the world continue to do what they can do support the japanese as they lead this effort to address this challenge. we've had
chief for criticizing japan officials. the u.n. says, we have to wait for more news. that's what we'll do. jon: so much confusion and it doesn't help anyone. thanks for joining us. jenna: "america live" starts right now. megyn: thanks, guys, this is a fox news alert. anger and frustration intensifying in japan's nuclear crisis right now. there are new reports that u.s. forces helping in relief efforts are being ordered to stay at least 50 miles away from the crippled fukushima plant. you are looking at up-close video of the reactors, where conditions took a turn for the worse. a big jump in radiation levels forced the teams to leave the plant and abandon efforts to cool down the reactors. experts say that radiation has traveled far beyond the 20-mile radius. the pentagon assuring that u.s. forces will have to stay away unless they have special authorization. we're getting reports that evacuation shelters are running out of food and basic necessities. many victims reportedly furious over the government's response. trace gallagher picks up the story from there. trace? >> reporter: the
monday morning. jon: "america live" starts right now? megyn: fox news alert in japan. what is called a meltdown is underway at a japanese nuclear plant. this is according to the wires on the associated press. japanese government officials can not say this is something that can be contained or whether this is a precursor to the worst-case scenario they have been talking about. welcome to "america live" on very busy monday. i'm megyn kelly. the japanese nuclear concerns started as soon as the quake hit. the power went out. the cooling systems failed. saturday an explosion rocked the fukushima plant because of a pressure buildup. the experts told us everything was okay. that was friday afternoon because they said the shield around the nuclear material did not crack or melt. last night, another explosion. and now we are hearing that coolant levels have dropped. that is a dangerous situation. because it exposes the nuclear fuel rods, leaving them to overheat. that could allow those fuel rods to melt down. and when that superhot radioactive materiel falls to the bottom of the reactor which
new warnings on the nuclear crisis in japan. welcome to "america live" on a monday. i'm megyn kelly. workers are finding new pools of radioactive water leaking from japan's crippled nuke plant at this hour. material from one of the six reactors is spreading further into the ocean. the new concerns started less than 24 hours ago when japanese officials reported a spike in radiation levels 100,000 times above normal inside reactor two. a cabinet official confirming that a partial meltdown at that plant is to blame for the spike. the plant's operator is reporting extremely high radiation levels in water tunnels outside the reactor. so high that top u.s. environmental officials report that a single dose is enough to cause hemorrhaging. more from osaka, japan. >> reporter: yes, megyn. it is looking serious now in terms of the quantity of radiation emanating from the nuclear plant. it appears that we have significant problems at reactor 2 and reactor 3. hearing there are pools of water in a trench that drains off from the reactor towards the sea. it's about 90 feet from the sea, we believ
. the nuclear crisis in japan taking a new and potentially dangerous turn today. japan's nuclear safety agency warning the situation at the quake-damaged reactor, that it may not be under control. japanese engineers considering a last-ditch effort to prevent a full-scale meltdown. the government is calling it a race against time to prevent a cat traffic radiation leak that could affect millions of people. priority one, cooling the overheating fuel rods, trying to prevent a massive radiation leak. that may run into problems as well. trace gallagher has more. trace? >> reporter: experts have been saying for days that japan has been downplaying the severity of the crisis. they've upped the crisis from a four to a five. the country is saying they're overwhelmed and calling for the united states to help them stop this crisis. they've gotten some power to reactor 2. the hope is, they can use that power to turn on the cooling pump to get cool water on the reactors and spent fuel rods, but there's a problem. the l.a. times is reporting that nuclear regulatory commission believes the pool holding the s
alert, meantime, on the fallout over japan's nuclear crisis. we're getting word that nuclear officials here in the united states are launching new inspections and reviews of our own nuclear reactors in an effort to prevent a similar disaster. a new setback in efforts to prevent a nuclear meltdown in japan. workers at fukushima evacuated after smoke was seen rising from at least one of the damaged reactors. efforts to cool down overheating fuel rods are temporarily put on hold. trace gallagher has more live from our west coast newsroom. trace? >> reporter: this is a dangerous mixed bag. power cords have been attached to all six of the reactors, which is not to say that power is going to them, which is not the case. there is power to reactors 1 and 2. we've seen smoke rising from number 2. it's unclear if it's coming from the reactor itself or the spent fuel rods. the numbers 5 and 6 appear to be the least troubled. so those, apparently, are stable. the big problems are at reactors 3 and 4. smoke seen rising from number 3. they've evacuated all workers. they're not clear if it's come fro
for you. the dire situation in japan also taking a new turn today. fox news has learned that the u.s. military is testing water for radiation levels at our naval bases 10 times a day, this as, look at the store shelves in japan. fears about radiation contamination continue to grow. trace gallagher picks up the story from our west coast newsroom. good afternoon, trace. >> reporter: i want to get you updated on urgent information crossing the wire. there are evacuation flights that have left japan carrying dependents of u.s. military people, we're talking about tokyo to seattle and denver. about 13,000 dependents remain in japan. meantime, about the rationing, look at the context. we're talking about tokyo, one of the most modern, richest cities in the world, and yet they're rationing things like milk, toilet paper, rice, bottles of water. there are reports and pictures that you have seen some of the biggest chains in tokyo have bare shelves. a couple reasons why, one, the tsunami and earthquake have delayed products from being imported around the world, and also the vast farms aroun
look like. many say, it's impossible. they can think of no scenario, even after watching japan, that would suggest a 50-mile evacuation zone with ever be necessary. not everyone is buying that. >> we're designed to protect against hundreds times more than what we've experienced here before. so our protections have a large safety margin. >> it would be interesting to know what that margin is. they didn't put a jumper -- number on it. i won't accept that at face value. >> reporter: reps say you cannot compare the plant in japan to new york, saying they're different in geography and the emergency plans in place, which in the case of indian river is upgraded security systems for everything from a natural disaster to a terrorist attack, earthquake, tornadoes, hurricanes, flooding. and regulatory changes will be made after the review of japan and one of the severe accident management plans includes getting hoses into the hudson river and pulling it on to the indian point plant. that's one plan they have in place. they say they have many. a lot of questions to be answered. and we're
more. well, there are worries in japan about radioactive water and now there are worries right here in the united states about radioactive milk. the u.s. government reporting that trace amounts of radiation have been found in milk in washington state and california. the first signs that japan's nuclear crisis is affecting food supplies. we heard a report earlier this week about it being in the water. health officials stress the levels are far below what could pose a risk to the public health. we're bringing in mark segal to get more information. dr. segal, you know, we had a segment on this earlier in the week and the reports about the water, which was fund to have radiation in it, and they said, don't worry about it, and yet, you worry about it. what about this? now it's in our milk, milk we give our babies, our toddlers? >> it's inevitable that it would get into the milk because rain falls on grass and cows eat grass, but the amount is so, so low. an excellent physician was on here, but ended it saying something i disagree with -- that we have to be vigilant. when we send that mes
at letsfixdinner.com. megyn: fox news alert out of japan. we're getting word now, according to the wire services, that a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck today, wednesday, their time. it's wednesday there. 5.5 magnitude. this is according to the u.s. geological survey. japan getting hit by yet another earthquake. according to some reports, it was even stronger than that, one saying up to a 6.1. trying to get more on this for you. it's off the east coast of japan and could raise another possibility of a possible tsunami, though i'm not seeing anything about a tsunami warning. as soon as we have more on this, we'll bring it to you here on "america live." president obama, this just breaking this morning, will give a big speech on america's energy strategy. it will happen tomorrow at georgetown university. for skeptics that want more offshore drilling in the united states, they're hoping that president obama can offer more comforting words than what he told folks in brazil during his visit there. >> by some estimates, the oil you discovered off the shores of brazil could amount to twice the reserves
back this hour in the fight to contain japan's growing nuclear crisis. welcome to "america live," i'm martha maccallum in for megyn kelly. they announced there may be a breach in one of the reactors at the fukushima nuclear plant. the water inside reactor number three is ten thousand times normal radiation levels. they say that this likely does indicate that there has than some sort of leakage from the reactor core. we are going to have a live report coming up on that. in another fox news alert this hour new information coming in from the front lines of libya. we are now learning that a canadian general will take over control of the no-fly zone operation one nato officially steps in. that we now can tell you is expected to be either sunday or monday. meanwhile on the ground there is now word that the rebels are becoming somewhat more organized, rolling out tanks, setting up new road blocks and communicating by telephone. rick leventhal is there, he joins us live on the phone with the very latest from bengazi. over to you, rick. >> reporter: martha we just got back to bengazi, from a
the fallout from a nuclear plant disaster in japan, as the tap water in tokyo found to be too radioactive for babies to drink. remember this when shepard and i were talking about, would you drink the water? he said, i was thinking about it and at that point, he was feeling already about it. maybe not so much today. david piper, streaming live from japan. >> yes. radioactive iodine has been found in the tap water, telling parents of toddlers that can make it with baby milk powder, but saying it's safe for adults. adults would receive about 7% radiation in their thyroids, while infants under 1 two receive about 20%. u.s. defense secretary robert gates has said that he is concerned about radioactive fallout affecting the u.s.'s 55,000 troops here in japan who are helping with the massive relief effort. at the same time, the u.s. is the first nation to block food products coming from the area near fukushima. they're stopping imports of fruits, vegetables and milk from around the area. as this is happening, we still have the threat from the fukushima plant. black smoke has been pouring from th
. after weeks of reporting on efforts to save that damaged nuclear plant in japan, the situation has turned a new, dismal corner. the plant is a total loss and that the nuclear workers are literally risking their lives to keep the radiation from turning an entire region into a waistline. contamination is spiking, reaching 3,300 times normal. officials still say that that radiation does not pose a threat to human beings right now. dominic di-natale join us now. >> reporter: a short time ago we were speaking to a mother of the so-called fukushima 50. apparently they've come to the conclusion that they believe they will die in a matter of weeks, if not before the end of the year, as a result of having to work on the site, but they see it as their personal duty to save the nation. radiation levels coming off the plant are within limits that don't pose an immediate threat to the larger population, but the workers are resigned to the fact that they are fated themselves, which is tragic news we're learning tonight in japan. what they now are trying to do is soak the plant in a water-soluble
, thank you so much. we are getting word of a big earthquake off the coast of japan. the quake was a magnitude 6.0. these things raise tsunami fears when they happen there in particular. this story developing at this moment. we'll bring you more developments as we get them here. another fox news alert. police in san jose releasing graphic security camera footage of a deadly nightclub shootout. it shows a man in a bulletproof vest chasing the club owner trying to get him into awaiting suv. the club owner break free, the gunman fires his weapon. when it's all over, two people are dead and the club owner is hurt. police say they hope making the tape public will jumpstart their investigation and lead to the arrest of the unidentified gunman. new developments in a border security scandal. investigators want to know if a scheme by the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms contribute to the murder of agent brian terry. they sanctioned the sale of weapons to so-called straw buyers. atf hoped this would catch a so-called big fish and said there is evidence those weapons are tied to hu
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